Letter – Nicholas Walton to William Corbett – 17 Dec 1742

Document Type: Letter
Date: 17 Dec 1742
Correspondent: Nicholas Walton
Recipient: William Corbett
Archive Source: TNA ADM 66/107
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To Mr Wm Corbett Esq.                				Ravensworth Castle Decemr 17 1742


       In Answer to your Letter & the Board's Comands of the 1st De. Inst. we have Examined Mr Aireys & Mr Downs's Bills of Law Changes & begg leave to observe that Considering the Length of the Severall Journeys mencend  in the said Bills, the time of the Year when such Journeys hapinned & the business which was done therein they could not be done in less time than is there <>.

       That as to the <Terms> Charged for such Journeys Mr Airey says they are as settled with Mr Radley viz 15s p day <> & 10 p day his Clerk & we apprehend are the same which has been allowed to him on the like <>, which are lower than he usually Charges to his Country Clients & in regard to Horse hire & Expenses on these Journeys & maintaining Witnesses we cannot see anything  laid out but what was unavoidable ;  the Severall Sums paid tell <> for Loss of Time & trouble we think <compreasonable> and the number of Affidavits we are Satisfied have been taken which are Charged for and most of them if not all have been transmitted for Mr Airey says to Mr Radley.  Mr Downs's bill we Examined <> before it was sent away from hence & above Eight pounds was deducted out of the Journeys and Expenses by reducing it to Conform with Mr Aireys Charges as he and Mr Radley has settled it, but in regard to Matters of Law in each of those Bills we are no Judges so must begg leave to refer the Inspection of these Articles back to Mr Radley who is a proper Judge.  Mr Aireys <> Bill with respect to Matter of Law of a <......> Judges amounts to £68:15:1 as will appear by an acct of the Journeys  Expenses abstracted therefrom Sent you herewith amounting to £52:7:2 1/2.

       Inclosed we send you all the Bills amounting to £224:2:2 & likewise Incloses you our Cash acct for last Month by which please to observe a Ballance of £403:14:8 1/4 in our hands & we are

       Sir Yours etc

      Walton & Boag

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